Cover Story

Contagious Behavior

On a fall morning in 1998, a teacher at a Tennessee high school noticed the smell of gas in her classroom and soon felt dizzy and nauseous. Some of her […]... More>


Member Article

Go Away. Here’s How.

What began with a simple click at www.cies.org led me to an abundance of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and, eventually, to Nepal. I received the Fulbright Award in March of 2004 along […]... More>


Presidential Column

Divided We Lose

I can remember a lunch I once had with Leon Festinger. We used to lunch once a week in New York at our favorite Italian restaurant, Il Bambino. Back in […]... More>


Letter/Observer Forum

Correlation Still Isn’t Causation

In his letter to the editor [Observer, December 2005], Justin M. Joffe took issue with my assertion in a “Teaching Tips” column [Observer, September 2005] that “distinguishing correlation from causation” […]... More>


Letter/Observer Forum

Consequences of a Self-Appraisal, Self-Correcting Approach to Exams

I read with interest Joann M. Montepare’s article “A Self- Correcting Approach to Multiple Choice Tests” [Observer, October 2005]. Montepare’s suggestion, to return students their exams, so that they may […]... More>